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South Carolina loses Damiere Byrd

Updated: December 21, 2013, 12:37 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- No. 9 South Carolina will be without second-leading receiver Damiere Byrd for the Capital One Bowl after he injured his knee at practice this week.

The school said Friday that Byrd would have arthroscopic surgery in a day or two. The Gamecocks (10-2) will face No. 19 Wisconsin (9-3) in Orlando, Fla., on New Year's Day.

The 5-foot-9 Byrd is from Sicklerville, N.J. He had 33 catches for 575 yards and four touchdowns this fall. His 76-yard touchdown catch at Tennessee ...

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